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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Surprises in My Mailbox!

Today when I went to get the mail, I found not one, but two packages from sweet blogging friends!  Yippeee!
I could hardly wait to open them!  Cindy, over at Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings, and I Owe it all To Him, sent me this beautiful tag and pretty card!
Cindy makes the most gorgeous tags and altered works of art that she sells in her Etsy shop. I love all of the details and textures Cindy uses in her creations.  The cheesecloth here is so neat!  And I don't know if Cindy realizes it or not, but I love acorns!  So thank you Cindy!  You are so sweet!

My second package came from the wonderful Debbie at the lakehouse.   Wow, I guess today was my lucky day!  Look what Debbie so generously sent me!  A whole big stack of gorgeous vintage fabrics!

Aren't they pretty?  They are a wonderful weight and texture.  I think they would make great tote bags (Christmas gifts!) or even aprons!  I may be old fashioned, but I love wearing aprons when I cook & bake!  Do you?

Here's a close up shot of the two that I am particularly in love with!  So pretty!   Thank you so much Debbie, for thinking of me, you are so sweet!

It is so easy to become jaded after watching the evening news, or reading the headlines in the newspaper and hearing all of the crazy things that go on in the world.  But since since entering the blogging world, my faith in the goodness of others has been strengthened.  I am continually amazed at the kindness of all of you ladies here in blogland!  So many caring, thoughtful women who truly are kindred spirits!  And who would've thought we would be meeting via the internet?!  Thanks again Cindy & Debbie!!


Linda said...

This is such a sweet post, Donna! I agree with you... bloggers are the best! What fun surprises!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

How sweet! The fabric is so pretty.

Christine said...

I could not agree more! I never expected to meet such lovely, kind and supportive friends...(um yeah that means you! :))

Debbie said...

Hi Donna...that package sure got there fast!! just dropped it in the mail yesterday.
I love the red fabrics too...hope you can use them.

Love of the Sea said...

Very sweet. Love the fabrics.

NanaDiana said...

Donna- I am finding the most amazing bloggers out here in BlogWorld. I hae been surprised and overwhelmed with the outpouring, and generous, nature of the gals I meet. What wonderful fabrics and the card is darling. I have always wanted to try altered art and just haven't found the time yet. Very cool stuff, lady! Hugs-Diana

Lynn Richards said...

Amen!!! It is a different world in blog land!! I love it.
I would wear an apron if I could find a vintagy-edgy one!!